The Exchange

Russell + Mills Studios led the design and entitlement for The Exchange development in Downtown Fort Collins. The project was a previously dilapidated and underutilized parking lot that was envisioned to be a destination location near the northern end of Old Town. The project utilizes shipping containers that create an intimate and enclosed space with restaurants, bars and shops opening on to a plaza and open green. The project also spurred the inception of its own entertainment district which allows flexibility between outdoor patio spaces. Custom benches and seating create a space that is both comfortable and flexible for festivals or a busy weekend afternoon. The project was constructed and opened in 2018.

Client: Brinkman Development